How do I qualify as a bidder at the auction?
To qualify as a bidder at the auction, you may not owe delinquent taxes to the City of Roanoke or have outstanding code violations on any properties owned in the City of Roanoke. Additionally, you may not be a defendant in any delinquent tax suit filed by the local taxing jurisdiction. For more details, read about the Bidder Qualification Program.

Show All Answers

1. How do I qualify as a bidder at the auction?
2. What are the starting bid prices of properties?
3. What is the bidding process?
4. What happens to the properties that are not sold at the auction?
5. How do I find out the results of an auction, including which properties were sold to whom and for what amount?
6. How long does the tax sale process take and when can I expect my property to be sold?
7. What are the general steps in the tax sale process?
8. When is a property eligible for the tax sale?
9. Can someone obtain ownership of real estate by paying off the delinquent taxes and avoid the tax sale process?
10. Does an advertisement in the newspaper entitled "Notice of Judicial Sale of Real Property" announce the sale of properties?
11. Can I purchase a property as a fraction of its value?
12. What else should I know if I am interesting in purchasing property at a tax sale?